Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Childhood obesity starts early

The Prevention Services Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health sent out a press release on early childhood obesity that included messages developed in collaboration with Colorado parents. In Colorado, 8.4 percent of children ages 2-4 years were obese, and 14.5 percent were overweight, according to 2012 CDPHE data. The health department recognizes childhood obesity as a serious public health threat and is working with schools, child care settings, health care providers, public health programs, community groups and families to increase physical activity and improve nutrition for expectant mothers, infants and young children. 

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention resources

CDPHE News Release - Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
wants to stop obesity before it starts
Fox 31 - Study: Children overweight in kindergarten obese by 8th grade

New England Journal of Medicine study on childhood obesity

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